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msg #121978
11/10/2014 3:38:04 PM

Not trolling here, but I had noticed you guys seemed bullish on Dendreon last week. Hopefully you waited to pull the trigger.

Stock Picks and Trading · How does your mood affect your trading
msg #121940
11/6/2014 4:00:00 PM

I find that the results of recent trading activity influence me - I am more cautious entering new trades after a string of losses and more likely to be less cautious after several good trades in a row. That's human nature I guess, and why I try to use purely mechanical strategies as much as possible.

Filter Exchange · Double Watch List
msg #121925
11/6/2014 8:52:16 AM

Not any way of which I am aware - you will get the total results of all stocks from both watchlists.

General Discussion · misunderstanding "days ago"?
msg #121916
11/5/2014 2:48:28 PM

You need to say "show stocks where RSI(2) 1 day ago was above 32", not having the 1 day ago at the end as this is not read correctly by SF.

General Discussion · how to screen price just cross below ma200 within 10 days?
msg #121901
11/4/2014 12:25:13 PM


count(close crossed below MA(200),10) above 0

This will show you every stock that has crossed below its 200 day MA within the last 10 days. If you only want to find stocks that did this and are still below their MA(200) just add another line to the filter saying "close below MA(200)"

msg #121891
11/3/2014 2:19:13 PM

Yup - moved into IWM in all my retirement accounts this morning.

msg #121879
11/2/2014 9:48:57 AM

Agreed, but during that longer period which included big drops and gains, you do not know how far the 0.1 delta strikes were at that time. All we do know is that recently they are positioned 2.5% away and that is consistent with the current risk.

msg #121876
11/1/2014 11:08:38 PM

Kevin, I noticed that when buying condors where the sold legs are around 10 % delta the possible profit is usually about $125 for every $ 1000 at risk. It doesn't really make a difference whether you place the trade 4,5 or 10 days before expiration.

The thing that changes is that the size of the body (the difference between the sold strikes) diminishes the closer you get to the expiration date. This of course makes sense as the underlying has less time to make a move outside the sold strikes.

I'm seeing that for the weekly options I use in Pangolin IC, the typical delta 0.1 short strike is priced at between 0.12 and 0.15, and the further OTM strike is usually 0.07 to 0.10

You choose to make the trade 9 days before expiration, is that arbitrary or did you quantify that as optimal?

A little of both - you can often get a premium of 0.10-0.12 that many days out with not a lot more risk than if you are 4-5 days out (this week being a hard learned exception to that rule - all three ICs were busted, with both the SPY and GLD condors taking the maximum loss of $4000 each). This week wiped out essentially all of the profit since mid-April.

There is one other thing that I find a bit unsettling: On the Friday before expiration the 10 % delta strikes are roughly 2.5 % away from the underlying. Looking at the last 250 weeks however it turns out that SPX actually made 50 weekly moves that were larger than 2.5%. So the market assumes 10 % chance for a move that historically happened 20 % of the time?
- Just realized that the 10 % chance only represents one leg. Add the other leg and you get 20 %, so it is actually pretty accurate.-

I would put this filter forth as a counter-argument: in the last 100 weeks there have been 10 weeks where the absolute movement of SPY was greater than 2.5%, which jibes exactly with the delta estimate of this occurring.

set{bustedup, count(weekly close more than 2.5% above weekly close 1 week ago,100)}
set{busteddown, count(weekly close more than 2.5% below weekly close 1 week ago,100)}
set{busted, bustedup + busteddown}
add column bustedup
add column busteddown
add column busted

General Discussion · SF - Can you make the following part of the syntax?
msg #121783
10/24/2014 3:26:12 PM

yes and no - I want to know the number of stocks that had this particular event occur, and take that number and perform further analysis on it just like any other indicator output.

Think of it like this

S&P 500
rsi(2) below 10

Today this gives only 1 stock out of the entire S&P 500 (AMZN). But two weeks ago there were 131 stocks that met this criterion. That information could be plotted over time to show trends in the market - or you could put BBs around this data and look for oversold/overbought signals based on the market components rather than the SPY as an individual stock.

The fact is that other programs (specifically Stratasearch) provide exactly this functionality, and there is no valid reason why SF could not as well.

General Discussion · SF - Can you make the following part of the syntax?
msg #121766
10/24/2014 11:42:18 AM

True - but there is no reason for them to ignore requests that come from (and through) the forums. I have little doubt that they have already seen this, but for some reason feel no need to respond to requests made in the forums. Just look at how many unanswered requests are still in the Backtesting forum.

Nonetheless I still try to get them to engage here since I think the other forum members can benefit more directly.

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